This was in the top
Here's what was under the top tray on the bottom.
This is one of my favorite things in there. A little booklet from 1957 from Purdue University with sewing tips and instructions in it.
It's a bad picture, but can you see what she wrote on the boy with the ripped jeans shirt?
It makes me giggle to wonder who Mike was. Her son? Or may her husband?
I also love this cute little thread book.
Here's the back, where you are instructed to ask yourself a very pertinent question. Is the shirt you need to mend most like a worm, a plant, or something out of a test tube? hehe.
You then choose a thread made of silk, cotton, or nylon.